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Finding ‘Mercy’: Trey Anastasio on Songwriting

Finding ‘Mercy’: Trey Anastasio on Songwriting

Dean Budnick on May 26, 2022
photo credit: Rene Huemer *** Trey Anastasio’s new solo acoustic album, Mercy, is an intimate account of what he experienced within his New York City apartment during COVID. It’s a deeply personal record and, yet, it’s also one he doesn’t entirely understand. “When I listen to it now, there are moments when I don’t even […]
Trombone Shorty: After The Storm

Trombone Shorty: After The Storm

Jeff Tamarkin on May 25, 2022
Photo credit: Justen Williams *** Dumpstaphunk co-founder Ivan Neville, scion of New Orleans aristocracy, knows a few things about tradition and legacy. So when the keyboardist says that Troy Andrews—better known to the masses as Trombone Shorty—is leading the city’s music into the future and out to the rest of the world, his word is […]
Hot Mustard: Cinematic Funk & Soul

Hot Mustard: Cinematic Funk & Soul

Alex H. Krinsky on May 24, 2022
Guitarist Jack Powell and bassist Nick Carusos had already been playing music together for over 20 years, and had even hatched the idea for a duo that mixes ‘90s hip-hop, funk, soul and Brooklyn swagger, before the pandemic brought the world to a sudden stop. Yet those particularly challenging early days of COVID-19 were also […]